ATU Scholarship Competition for the 2024-2025 Academic Year in Memory of

International President Emeritus James La Sala

This year’s scholarships are in remembrance of former International President Emeritus James La Sala, who passed away on October 8, 2022.

La Sala began his career in the transit industry as a bus operator for the Public Service Coordinated Transport of New Jersey in 1946, where he joined Local 824-New Brunswick, NJ, and was elected shop steward. He was subsequently elected Vice President, Financial Secretary and then, in 1962, President/Business Agent of the Local.

We hope the recipients of this year’s scholarships named in his honor, will use them in part to study union and community organizing, and grow to fight injustices everywhere.

The program will consist of five scholarships each in the amount of $8,000.00. In addition, a $2,000.00, scholarship may be awarded to a technical or vocational school applicant.

Questions about the application process please contact Kayla Warner, Executive Assistant to the International Secretary-Treasurer at [email protected] or 301-431-7100 ext. 232

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To apply click here.